Ubuntu 7.04/Issues/Intel 945GM video issues

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Description: Maximum native resolution is 1024x768.
Systems Affected: Inspiron E1505n
Impact: Can't set resolution to anything higher than 1024x768.
Fix: Install xserver-xorg-video-intel package:

1. Update package database:
   $ sudo apt-get update
2. Install latest intel video driver: $ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel
3. Switch to virtual console 1 with Ctrl+Alt+F1
4. Stop Gnome Display Manager: $ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
5. Configure intel video driver: $ sudo dkpg-reconfigure xserver-xorg [during driver setup process, select "intel" driver and include 1280x800 resolution]
6. Restart Gnome Display Manager: $ /etc/init.d/gdm start

Description: Using i810 video driver and connected to an external monitor, cycling through all display modes using Fn+F8 works a few times and then the screen goes blank.
Systems Affected: Inspiron E1505n
Impact: Unable to use X window system.
Workaround: Reboot the system.
Fix: Work in Progress. See LP110379.

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